Women's Tennis Shuts Out San Diego, 7-0

Feb. 16, 2005

SAN DIEGO - The 12th-ranked USC women's tennis swept 51st-ranked San Diego, 7-0, on Wednesday, Feb. 16, in San Diego. The shutout of the Toreros marks the third consecutive match the Women of Troy have held their opponent scoreless.

With the win, the Trojans improve to 4-0 overall, while the Toreros fall to 1-4.

This is the fourth time in the past five years that the Women of Troy have swept San Diego, and USC's seventh-straight win in the series.

USC started off the match by capturing the doubles point, though San Diego did not go down without a fight. After San Diego's Tara Livesay and Brittany Reitz dropped their match at No. 3 doubles to the Trojans' Judy DeVera and Dianne Matias, 8-2. The Toreros though bounced back with their No. 1 duo of Jenny Brown and Lauren Kazarian, as they defeated the Women of Troy's Nicole Leimbach and Carine Vermeulen 8-5. The Trojans captured the doubles point after Anca Anastasiu and Lindsey Nelson overcame San Diego's Emma Murphy and Lauren Perl at the two spot, 8-6.

USC's Carine Vermeulen seized the first singles point after San Diego's Reitz retired in the first set due to an injury on court No. 4. The Trojans' Nelson kept her undefeated season rolling with a 6-0, 6-1 victory over the Toreros' Perl at No. 2 and Dianne Matias clinched the match for the Women of Troy after defeating Kazarian at the No. 5 position, 6-0, 6-4. The Trojans completed the sweep after Leimbach, the 6th-ranked player in the country, prevailed over Emma Murphy, 6-7, 7-5, 1-0 (10-8).

The Women of Troy next take the court at home, hosting the Arizona Wildcats on Friday Feb. 18 at 1:30 p.m. at Marks Stadium.

#12 USC 7, #51 San Diego 0

Doubles(1) Brown/Kazarian (USD) def. Leimbach/Vermeulen (USC) - 8-5(2) Anastasiu/Nelson (USC) def. Murphy/Perl (USD) - 8-6(3) DeVera/Matias (USC) def. Livesay/Reitz (USD) - 8-2USC wins doubles point.

Singles(1) #6 Nicole Leimbach (USC) def. #48 Emma Murphy (USD) - 6-7, 7-5, 1-0 (10-8)(2) #29 Lindsey Nelson (USC) def. Lauren Perl (USD) - 6-0, 6-1(3) #62 Anca Anastasiu (USC) def. Tara Livesay (USD) - 6-3, 6-4(4) #78 Carine Vermeulen (USC) def. Brittany Reitz (USD) - 4-1, ret.(5) #70 Dianne Matias (USC) def. Lauren Kazarian (USD) - 6-0, 6-4(6) Judy DeVera (USC) def. Jenny Brown (USD) - 6-3, 6-0

Exhibition Singles(1) Jenna Anderson (USD) def. Erin Eve(USC) - 6-2, 6-1(2) Helene Lindstrand (USD_ def. Taylyn Snyder (USC) - 5-7, 7-5, 1-0 (15-13)

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